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Cash for votes

Lesson for Rajinikanth: Why TTV Dhinakaran really won the RK Nagar election

Money or star power alone cannot buy votes. Dhinakaran's efforts went largely unnoticed.

Jan 02, 2018, 16:01 PM IST

Polling in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur constituency deferred from May 16 to 23

Earlier, the EC had postponed the polling in Aravakurichi Constituency on from May16 to 23 in the wake of the distribution of money and gift items.

May 15, 2016, 23:42 PM IST

Voters summoned for accepting cash for votes

The summons were issued under Section 160 of the People's Representation Act, 1951, district Superintendent of Police Vijayendra S Bidari said.

May 14, 2016, 19:05 PM IST

BJP to `felicitate` cash-for-votes accused

In a bid to up the ante against the government on the cash-for-votes scam, BJP has decided to "felicitate" its "whistle-blower" former MPs and LK Advani`s ex-aide Sudheendra Kulkarni who have been released on bail.

Nov 19, 2011, 09:57 AM IST

Wanted to expose horse trading: Suhail Hindustani

Suhail Hindustani, arrested for
his alleged involvement in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, on Tuesday
sought bail from a Delhi court.

Sep 20, 2011, 20:55 PM IST

‘Little improvement in Amar Singh`s condition’

There has been little improvement
in the condition of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh who is
undergoing treatment at AIIMS for urinary tract infection.

Sep 19, 2011, 20:28 PM IST

`Notes waved in Parliament could be from BJP`

BJP MP Ram Jethmalani on Monday created flutters in a local court here when he claimed that
the money produced in the Lok Sabha during the cash-for-vote
scam was "likely to be from the BJP".

Sep 12, 2011, 21:19 PM IST

Cong finds Advani`s yatra announcement `amusing`

Taking a swipe at BJP veteran LK
Advani`s decision to launch a yatra against corruption,
Congress on Thursday said it was amusing that a party whose
president was "caught taking money" was undertaking such an

Sep 08, 2011, 20:52 PM IST

Amar Singh made a scapegoat: Samajwadi Party

Terming the arrest of its former
leader Amar Singh in 2008 cash-for vote scam as a "whitewash",
the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday alleged that he had been made a
scapegoat in the case by the Delhi Police.

Sep 06, 2011, 21:41 PM IST

Suhail Hindustani, a BJP man: Congress

Congress to on Thursday downplayed the
issue of names of some senior Congress leaders cropping up in
the statement of cash-for-vote scam accused Suhail Hindustani
saying the he was a BJP man.

Jul 21, 2011, 22:19 PM IST

Cash for votes: EC watching situation "closely"

Expressing `serious concern` over
incidents of money being distributed to voters, the Election
Commission today said it was watching the situation `closely,`
and warned of stern action if the incidents repeated.

Apr 10, 2011, 21:29 PM IST

BJP moves privilege motion against PM

Meanwhile, govt has agreed to hold a discussion in Rajya Sabha on PM`s statement on WikiLeaks.

Mar 23, 2011, 00:11 AM IST

Maldives to launch probe into alleged cash for votes scandal

Maldivian media has aired telephone recordings implicating MPs in corruption.

Jul 05, 2010, 16:54 PM IST